UNDP in partnership with Global Engineer Girl and Limak Group initiated joint initiative to support young girls enrolled in STEM faculties on national level.
The best 20 students will be awarded with the financial aid, but also will get an opportunity to attend some of the digital training programmes within the #SkillsNext Centar in Tetovo and the Youth Resource Center #ICan in Gostivar. Also, the programme offers an opportunity for internship in the construction firms in the country.
The main goal of the project is to increase the awareness for women’s participation in the nontraditional “male” industries ensuring gender equality and equal opportunities for all.
“The parthership with the private sector is one of the key strategic goals of UNDP. We are pleased of the regional cooperation with the LIMAK Group towards more active participation of the girls in the STEM education procceses and their support during that time. This initiative is crutial for the economic empowerment of the women on the labor market and realizing some of the Sustainable Development Goals.” – it was underlined by the UNDP officials.
The selection process for the best applicants of the Programm is in process and expected to be finalized in the next period.